Pailhead (5330) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (2012): The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and toffee. It pours a dark brown with some orange transparency when held to the light. It has a one finger khaki head that fades to a thin film. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, toffee, caramel, and a touch of molasses. The finish has moderate vanilla, light-moderate bourbon, oak, light maple syrup, and just a hint of mint. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Overall, an excellent example of what I like in a barrel aged Barley Wine.
DYCSoccer17 (3428) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10 ounce sample on tap at Preserve in Winters, CA. 2012 vintage. The aroma has some peaty bourbon and sweet vanilla primarily. Some molasses essence is also present. Pretty quaffable. Opaque ruddy mahogany body with a small, yellowish head present. Starts sweet, sugary, and malty. Almost a bubble gum flavor, followed by a little buttery diacetyl, too. Nice bourbon flavor in the middle. Finishes sweet. Ethanol is hidden well. Pretty tasty.
Prufrockstar (1307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle, purchased at BeerCraft in Rohnert Park and shared last night. Pours dark amber with minimal head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, bourbon. Tastes sweet with practically no bitterness, but surprisingly not cloying. Right up my alley for what I like most in a barleywine.
after4ever (6468) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. 2012, opened August 2013. Thanks, G! Pours a clear medium amber with bright golden brown edges. Very scant light tan head that does not stick around for long. Mild sweet nose, showing bourbon and some sweet heavily caramelized malt. Sticky thick full body. Caramel, toffee, molasses, apricot, vanilla...sweet but not cloying. Definitely very little hop presence. Very nice but not a bruiser and not overly developed in any one direction--very balanced. Good stuff.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow... Bubblegum, caramel, and sweet fruit. Great beer with a lot of character and a little alcohol bite.
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, ’12 vintage. Clear brown pour with a fleeting white head. Bourbon and caramel malt aromas. Sweet and delicious with loads of caramel malts, dark fruits, velvety smooth bourbon and woody back beats. A fantastic barrel aged barley wine with a very nice mouthfeel and balance. Impressive....
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma is candied sugar, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is sweet with a touch of sour. Medium bodied and somewhat slick. Not bad.
Blairgus (2929) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
15 mar 2013, bottle. Light but brown. Nose s balsamic vinaigrette. Tastes of balsamic vinaigrette and bacon. Something is the matter with this beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Huhzubendah (2783) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
The beer is a hazy orange hue with a small, oily, beige head. The aroma offers plenty of oak, with additional notes of bourbon, butter, caramels, roast. The flavor brings lots of wood, a light tannic quality, caramels. Medium bodied with moderatley low carbonation. Smooth on the palate. Overall, this was pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-13-2012
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of tannic barrel even at 3 years old. Very delicious rum raisins and bourbon. Not as smooth as it could be but that’s just me...